hong cha

Is Liu Bao Black Tea Tea Adventures

Is Liu Bao Black Tea?

The question of whether Liu Bao is black tea or not is an important one to ask because black tea in the west is not the same as black/dark tea in China.

Phoenix Hong Cha Teamania Tea Adventures

Phoenix Hong Cha Tea Tasting (Teamania)

The Phoenix Hong Cha from Teamania starts out with highly aromatic flavours like a dan cong oolong and slowly transforms into a sweeter and malty tea.

2020 Jin Jun Mei Characteas Tea Adventures

2020 Jin Jun Mei Tea Tasting (Characteas)

The 2020 Jin Jun Mei from Characteas finds a nice balance between price and quality. Sweet lychee with a dark sugar undertone and citrus towards the end.

Premium Lapsang Souchong Hey China Tea Adventures

Premium Lapsang Souchong Tea Tasting (Hey China)

The Premium Lapsang Souchong from Hey China is a delicate but fruity tea. It offers an explosion of fruits and a dark sweetness beneath the surface.

Sun Moon lake Ruby Tee Kontor Kiel Tea Adventures-min

Sun Moon Lake Ruby Tea Tasting (Tee Kontor Kiel)

Tee Kontor Kiel’s Sun Moon Lake Ruby was such a pleasant experience. Menthol with something sweet and a maltiness during the first infusions.

Wu Di Hong Cha Essence of Tea Tea Adventures

Wu Di Hong Cha Tea Tasting (Essence of Tea)

The Wu Di Hong Cha from Essence of Tea is one of a kind. A hong cha from Wuyishan that was produced very similar to yancha with a long-lasting sweet aftertaste.

Fengqing Yesheng Hong Cha Tee Kontor Kiel Tea Adventures

Fengqing Yesheng Hong Cha Tea Tasting (Tee Kontor Kiel)

The early infusions of the Fenqing Yesheng Hong Cha from Tee Kontor Kiel had an intense and exotic sweetness. Towards the end, the aftertaste became sweeter.

Wild Dian Hong Menghai Tea Adventures

Wild Dian Hong Menghai Tea Tasting (Tee Kontor Kiel)

The Wild Dian Hong Menghai from Tee Kontor Kiel is a forgiving tea with a well-balanced flavour profile. Slightly fruity with notes of chocolate and maltiness.

Yongde Ye Sheng Hong Cha Moychay Tea Adventures

Yongde Ye Sheng Hong Cha Tea Tasting (Moychay)

Moychay’s Yongde Ye Sheng Hong Cha is one of the sweetest teas I have ever drunk. An intense sweetness that tastes like candy and exotic summer fruits.

La petite favorite Terre de Ciel Tea Adventures

La Petite Favorite Tea Tasting (Terre de Ciel)

Terre de Ciel’s ‘La Petite Favorite’ is a hong cha from old trees in the Jingmai area. It has a malty flavour profile and is a good in-between tea.

Little Tong Mu Mei Leaf Tea Adventures

Little Tong Mu Tea Tasting (Mei Leaf)

Mei Leaf’s Little Tong Mu is a Lapsang Souchong from Tong Mu village. My final session with this tea was fruity, floral and even a bit sweet.

Jin Jun Mei tea Joint Tea Adventures

Jin Jun Mei Golden Eyebrows Tea Tasting (Tea Joint)

Tea Joint’s Jin Jun Mei Golden Eyebrows has a malty flavour profile. There were also some sour berries in the early infusions, but these quickly faded.

Jin Guanyin Xiao Zhong Moychay Tea Adventures

Jin Guanyin Xiao Zhong Tea Tasting (Moychay)

Moychay’s Jin Guanyin Xiao Zhong is the perfect everyday hong cha. It offers sweet floral notes, a deep roastedness, and a long-lasting aftertaste.

Kaori Black Mei leaf Tea Adventures

Kaori Black Tea Tasting (Mei Leaf)

Mei Leaf’s Kaori Black from Japan is a refreshing tea that starts out malty and slowly changes into a sweet and fruity tea.

Yunnan Gold Teasenz Tea Adventures

Yunnan Gold Tea Tasting (Teasenz)

Teasenz’ Yunnan Gold is a beauty to look at. The magnificent golden buds offer a sweet and woody aroma while the flavours go from sweet to malty.